|Contributor||Southern Pulse Agronomy|
To investigate adaptability chickpea, faba bean, field pea, lupin, vetch and lentil varieties and breeding lines to spring sowing. Specifically, in chickpea there was a focus on new early flowering breeding lines with improved cold tolerance during the pod set phase.
Chickpeas were the most profitable crop sown in spring producing estimated returns up to $900/ha. In comparison, many varieties sown autumn failed to produce a return. The new early flowering, cold tolerance trait may further improve yield and stability in spring sowing, once incorporated into more broadly adapted breeding material. In contrast faba bean was the most profitable crop overall, producing a gross margin of up $2800/ha, from high yield and grain prices received in late 2019.
|Lead research organisation||
Southern Pulse Agronomy
|Host research organisation||N/A|
The research undertaken as part of the GRDC funded Southern Pulse Agronomy project is made possible by the significant contributions of growers through both trial cooperation and the support of the GRDC and the authors would like to thank them for their continued support. The continued assistance in trial management from AgVic and Frontier Farming teams is gratefully acknowledged and appreciated. The authors would also like to gratefully acknowledge private agronomists, pulse breeders, pathologists for their scientific input and assistance, as well as growers involved in the project.
|Other trial partners||Not specified|